Kowloon or Nam Kam, City of Darkness

Part of Hong Kong is an island in the Pacific Ocean called Hong Kong Island, and on this island there was once another another island…of sorts—The Walled City of Kowloon. At its peak it was the most densely populated place on earth. 1/10th of a square mile, or about 6.5 acres. Yet there were at…

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Pentecost Island

Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that comprise the Vanuatu archipelago. Pentecost island is known as the place where bungee jumping was invented. Because this is so amazing, I have always been under the impression that everyone knows about this—but I have recently discovered this is not so. No one knows how it…

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Forbes Island

Forbes Thor Kiddoo built his dream houseboat back in 1980 up-river from San Francisco. Essentially, it’s a huge concrete barge topped with a fantasy island; festooned with palm trees and flagpoles, as well as a 40-foot lighthouse. It has a 1,200 bottle wine cellar and a sandy beach. For many years, it was anchored off…

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Tanna Island

I promised you weird and wonderful—so if this isn’t it, well… Tanna is an Island in the Vanuatu archipelago. It is home to not only the Cargo Cult, but also the place where they worship both John Frum and Prince Phillip of England as gods. The origin of this singular phenomenon date back to about…

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La Isla de las Muñecas

Is The Island of Dolls in the Pacific Ocean? Not technically but, hey it’s near the Pacific…sort of. And is it really an island? Well, it was about 50 years ago when Julián Santana Barrera moved onto it in Teshuilo Lake, which was part of the Aztec canal system from 500 years ago. The ancient…

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